Where are they now?: Falkirk FC League Cup semi-final team from January 27, 2009

There were numerous star names in the Falkirk squad defeated 3-0 by Rangers in the Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-final at Hampden Park exactly 10 years ago.

By Craig Goldthorp
Thursday, 24th January 2019, 9:59 am
Updated Monday, 28th January 2019, 9:47 am
The Spaniard, now 39, played 15 games for Falkirk in the second half of the 2008-2009 season after joining from Braga. He now plays in the Spanish lower leagues.
The Spaniard, now 39, played 15 games for Falkirk in the second half of the 2008-2009 season after joining from Braga. He now plays in the Spanish lower leagues.

Here, the Falkirk Herald profiles the Bairns team members - managed by John Hughes - who started well in the match before succumbing to Rangers goals by Nacho Novo (2) and Kris Boyd - and reveals what they're up to today, exactly 10 years later.

The Spaniard, now 39, played 15 games for Falkirk in the second half of the 2008-2009 season after joining from Braga. He now plays in the Spanish lower leagues.
Former Scotland international McNamara played 42 games for Falkirk between 2008 and 2010. He is currently a consultant at Dunfermline Athletic, for whom he made 79 playing appearances between 1991 and '95.

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Bullen, who later became an assistant coach at Falkirk (pictured), played 41 times for the Bairns from 2008 to 2011.He has had a coaching role at Sheffield Wednesday since leaving Falkirk in 2011.
Barr, who played for the Bairns first team between 2004 and 2010, has now retired from playing after spells at five other Scottish clubs and is assistant manager at Annan Athletic.
The current Carlisle United manager (now 45) turned out 16 times for Falkirk back in 2009 and then managed the club between 2010 and 2013.
Scobbie (30) is currently on the books of Dundee United, having previously played 156 times for home town club Falkirk between 2006 and 2012.
Arfield is now playing forRangers whom he joined last summer after leaving Burnley. The 30-year-old playmaker made 108 appearances for Falkirk between 2007 and 2010.
McBride, now 37, served Falkirk between January 2008 and June 2009, has also been first team coach at Airdrie and assistant manager at Raith Rovers.
Dublin-born Cregg (32), who served Falkirk between 2006 and 2009, making 107 appearances, has had 11 clubs since starting his career as a youth at Arsenal. He is currently on the books of League Two outfit Montrose.
McCann, now 44, had one season at Falkirk in 2008/2009 when he made 24 appearances, scoring once. He was sacked as Dundee manager in October with the Dark Blues bottom of the league. He has also worked as a Sky Sports pundit.
English striker Lovell spent the 2008-2009 season at Falkirk, scoring 10 times in 33 appearances. He retired from football in 2011 after suffering ankle problems.
Higdon, who came on after 60 minutes of the semi-final defeat to Rangers, had seasons at Falkirk during which he scored 15 times in 62 appearances. Retired now, his last club was Bangor City.
On as a 70th minute substitute, Stewart's Falkirk career spanned from 2006 to 2011, with 77 appearances and 19 goals. The 30-year-old forward is currently on the books of Stirling Albion.
This South African-born midfielder (37), is now retired after a 19-year professional career during which he stayed at Falkirk from 2008 to 2011, scoring once in 90 appearances.
Holden (39) is currently Bristol City's assistant head coach. His long playing career, which included 48 games for Falkirk between 2007 and 2009, ended back in 2014.
The Austrian goalkeeper made 102 Falkirk appearances between 2007 and 2011 and currently serves Mansfield Town.